Posted: Fri 9:52 AM, Aug 31, 2012
Mrs. Margaret Ella Keener Peterman of the Royals Crossroads Community in Holmes County, FL, formerly of Dothan, AL passed away Thursday, August 30, 2012, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 80 years old.
A memorial celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, September 2 at 4:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home in Geneva, AL with Bro. Hurtis Manning and Bro. Gary Watson officiating.
Flowers will be accepted or the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Camp Victory, 363 Victory Circle, Samson, AL 36477.
Marge was born November 12, 1931 in Schenectady, NY to the late Charles Tiffany and Anna O’Leary Keener. Her family moved to Orlando, FL (Bear Gulley Lake) when she was in her early teens. After graduating from Orlando High School, Marge became an office secretary for various businesses including Cape Canaveral in Titusville, which she loved.
Upon meeting her life-long love, Lamar, she moved to Dothan, AL to start a new life on the Peterman’s farm. Marge worked as an office secretary at WTVY for many years and at Coca Cola Bottling Company in Dothan before becoming a legal secretary which she retired from when her children started school.
Marge and her family moved to what is now called “P & J Farms” in Holmes County, FL in the mid 1980’s. She was a very hard working and caring person! She loved to take care of her family (especially her grandchildren) and loved to sit on her front porch looking out over the pastures and the animals.
She loved everything about being a farmer’s wife and living in the country! She suffered for many years with back problems and then the cancer took over her body. Her family will miss her greatly, but knows that she is in a much better place now and she is free of any pain and suffering.
Anyone who knew Marge knows how sweet and giving she was. Her husband, Lamar Peterman, died 4 years ago. They were married for almost 55 years.
Survivors include one son, Will Peterman; one daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Pat Jackson; three grandchildren: Marc, Katherine and Luke Jackson, all of Holmes County, FL; one sister, Florence Keating (wife of late Paul P. Keating, Jr.), Baton Rouge, LA; nieces: Ann (Silas) Ross and Susan (Howard) Cannon, all of Jackson, MS, Margaret (Steve) Herron and Cindy (Glen) Brown, all of Dallas, TX; nephew, Paul (Rita) Keating, Baton Rouge, LA; extended family also include Jim and Sandy Jackson, Geneva, AL; special family friends also include Teresa Little and Teddy and Sabrina Fain.
The Peterman family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Emerald Coast Hospice, especially Debra and Deb; Dr. Steve Stokes, Tonya, Debbie, Megan, Rob and Bruce at the Enterprise Cancer Center; Dr. Jerry Fincher and the nurses at Flowers Hospital, 5th Floor. Thank you to everyone who took such good car of Marge during this difficult time.